Italian Husbands - Fucked Up Scenario [pan050]
What are the Belgravian Blues? Knowing that the most punk people alive are probably your grandparents, because they made shit out of nothing during the dirty thirties. Knowing there is a psychic link between all of us (third eye shit). At the very least it is emotional intuition of the kind that will see an audience clap along to the pulsating rhythm of clashing line-hum frequencies while the history of Top 40 bullshit is slaughtered through radio mistunings and the guitarist lays down a style equal parts country and metal. Punk without a fashion sense. Death without romance. A healthy respect for human power, humour and soul.
Aside from a handful of cassettes and CDRs, this is the first full length Italian Husbands album to be released to a mass audience. We are one half Gold Rush and one half Holzkopf.
November 6, 2010
review from Ramshackle Day Parade
The Italian Husbands first mass released album, on Panospria, is a banger. The albums first track “I Take the Last Train Every Night”, which is probably a great time to listen to this, starts off as a lo-fi mess before it transforms into an epic noise pop dirge, and the album continues less saucy, more bossy, but always leaving a stain on your shirt. One half Holzkopf and one half Gold Rush, it blends like a dropshot, a truly psychadelic combination. These lifemates are making music that throbs.
October 18, 2010
These are pretty interesting tunes, full of little surprises and turns, but also great for chilling and relaxing.